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Specialist Social Worker

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
29 May 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
Job summary

Are you enthusiastic, motivated and interested in making a difference to the lives of children and young people?

An exciting secondment opportunity has arisen to join a friendly multi-disciplinary team within Ty Llidiard, the regional inpatient CAMHS unit for South Wales, at a time of rapid development and change in the service. We are looking for an experienced social worker to enhance the skills mix in the therapies team and contribute to the continued expansion and improvement of our therapies service, to ensure that we deliver the best possible care and support to the young people on the ward and their families.

Ty Llidiard is a 15-bedded tier 4 inpatient CAMHS unit, providing healthcare services to young people and their families across South Wales, serving a population of around 450,000. It is ideally situated between Wales' vibrant capital city, Cardiff, to the East, and Porthcawl to the West, with its stunning beaches and proximity to the picturesque scenery of the Brecon Beacons.

Due to recent government investment, Ty Llidiard is in a period of expansion and improvement We have therefore been able to develop a number of new therapy posts. The multi-disciplinary therapy team now includes clinical psychology, child psychotherapy, occupational therapy, dietetics, art and music therapy. The current post will further expand and complement the therapies team.

Main duties of the job


If you are an internal applicant this post will only be offered on a secondment basis and you will need to have gained your line managers approval for the secondment prior to going to interview.

Provision of specialist social services for young people and their families who have been referred to the tier 4 inpatient unit.

Working with individual service users, providing advice, assistance, assessment, counselling, personal therapy or other forms of personal assistance with the aim of enhancing or protecting individual welfare.

Complying with the statutory requirements of the relevant childcare, mental health or community care legislation, in line with the requirements of the local authority's policies and procedures.

Advise inpatient team about social services provision and provide liaison with local authority teams.

The post holder will be the lead specialist within their own field.

The post holder will work autonomously.

The post holder will have significant discretion to work within broad occupational policies, and interpret how these are implemented.

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:
  • We listen, learn and improve
  • We treat everyone with respect
  • We all work together as one team

We are a proud local employer; around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job Description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification



  • Professional qualification CQSW, DipSW or other HCPC recognised social work qualification.
  • Knowledge of child care legislation including Children, Community Care and Mental Health Act legislation


  • Training in an additional therapeutic modality preferably to accreditation level



  • Substantial post-qualification experience to masters level Experience with children and families in a statutory setting. Experience of working in a mental health setting, and/or in patient hospital setting.

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